David R. Shein

Doniger / Burroughs

David Shein specializes in the enforcement of copyrights on behalf of diverse clients including songwriters, recording artists, photographers, graphic designers and painters. He also represents clients on the plaintiff and defense side in high stakes trademark cases and business disputes. Much of his practice focuses in and around the entertainment and fashion industries where he has been able to bring to bear his own experience in those areas to provide practical as well as legal insight both in and out of litigation.

Mr. Shein’s representative matters:

Represented songwriter and recording artist Jaime Ciero against The Walt Disney Company in copyright dispute regarding the hit song Let It Go from the Frozen soundtrack. Ciero v. The Walt Disney Company, et al. U.S.D.C. Case No. 17-cv-08544 GW (MRWx).

Obtained summary judgment in favor of bass player Juan Croucier in trademark infringement case involving the band name RATT. Won a court order holding that a 1996 transfer purporting to assign the RATT trademark from the original RATT partnership was invalid and ruled in Croucier’s favor on all counts. The ruling was upheld on appeal and the court thereafter entered an award of attorneys’ fees in favor of Croucier in the amount of $232,927.50. WBS, Inc. v. Juan Croucier, et al., U.S.D.C. Case No. CV 15-07251 DDP (JCx)

Represented renowned painter and street artist Mark Paul Deren aka Madsteez in a case against Sharp Electronics wherein Deren alleged that Sharp had used his photograph, artwork, and likeness without authorization to market and promote Sharp televisions. Mark Paul Deren v. Sharp Electronics Corporation et al. U.S.D.C. Case No.: 15-CV- 0869-JLS-JCG.

Represented fashion design house in a hotly contested copyright infringement dispute with a large Florida-based clothing supplier and obtained a $1,754,272 jury verdict at trial alongside Stephen Doniger. Advanced Visual Image Design, LLC v. Exist, Inc., U.S.D.C. Case No. 2:10-cv-09383

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